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Letter J

Picture of the Letter J

Picture of the Letter J

The Letter J

The Elizabethan alphabet contained just 24 old English letters as opposed to the 26 letters used in the modern English alphabet. The following picture of the Letter J of the modern English alphabet is depicted in an ornate style typical of those used with old English letters.

Picture of the Letter J
An old style Letter J

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter J
The following dictionary contains old Elizabethan words and their meanings beginning with Letter J. If you find some words amusing click the following link to have FUN with some insults from the Shakespearean Insults Generator.

Interesting examples of Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter J

JACK 
a mean fellow 
JACK-A-LENT 
a puppet thrown at in Lent 
JACK GUARDANT 
a jack in office 
JADE 
to whip, to treat with contempt 
JAR 
the ticking of a clock 
JAUNCE 
to prance 

JESS 
a strap of leather attached to the talons of a hawk, by which it is held on the 
fist 
JEST 
to tilt in a tournament
JET 
to strut 
JOURNAL 
daily 
JOVIAL 
merrily, appertaining to Jove 

JUDICIOUS 
critical 
JUMP 
to agree to hazard 
JUSTICER 
a judge, magistrate 
JUT 
to encroach 
JUTTY 
a projection, to jut out beyond
JUVENAL 
youth, young man

Elizabethan Language Guide - An Elizabethan Online Dictionary
Click the following links to access more information about the old English Elizabethan Language and the Elizabethan Online Dictionary for an easy to follow Elizabethan language guide.

Elizabethan Language
Elizabethan Insults
Elizabethan Education - Schools and Universities
Elizabethan Dictionary
Elizabethan Era Index

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